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24 July 2013

Financial support for additional for training or study such as an MA is the most valued benefit for the UK’s teachers, according to Hays Education, the leading recruiting expert. Over half (52%) of teachers surveyed said this was the number one benefit they take into account when considering a new permanent job. However, only 14% said they currently received this benefit. Receiving a laptop/iPad for work was voted the second most important benefit when considering a new role. Over half (55%) of teachers with less than 10 years experience said that financial support to train played a vital role when considering a new post compared to 42% of those with over 10 years experience.

Over three quarters (78%) of those surveyed said their benefits had not improved since they started their teaching career. When asked which benefits they would like to see teachers receive, private healthcare (70%), life insurance (46%) and car allowance (43%) topped the list.

Paul Matthias, National Director of Hays Education, comments “In a competitive market where a growing number of different types of educational institutes are competing for the best teachers, schools should pay particular attention to the benefits they are offering. Our survey shows top of the benefits wish list is financial support for training or study showing their commitment to self-improvement. Offering the benefits teachers most value could tip the balance for people when they are looking for a new role.”


About the survey
The Hays survey received over 325 responses from permanent teachers in the UK between the 26th May and 1st July 2013.

About Hays
Note to Editors

Hays plc (the "Group") is a leading global professional recruiting group. The Group is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Asia Pacific and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe and Latin America. The Group operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. As at 31 December 2012 the Group employed 7,810 staff operating from 240 offices in 33 countries across 20 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2012:
• the Group reported net fees of £734 million and operating profit (pre-exceptional items) of £128 million;
• the Group placed around 55,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 182,000 people into temporary assignments;
• 33% of Group net fees were generated in Asia Pacific, 36% in Continental Europe & RoW (CERoW) and 31% in the United Kingdom & Ireland;
• the temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees;
• Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the USA

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